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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Digging deeper with Gentoo Linux srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:23pm
Story Linus Ditches KDE and Gnome (so what?) srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:22pm
Story Windows XP turns 10 srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:20pm
Story A Windows user’s guide to Linux srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:21pm
Story Arch Linux moves up to Linux 3.0 srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:19pm
Story Red Hat will move to downtown Raleigh srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:18pm
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot frozen srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:17pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:49am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:35am
Story Quick Look at Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:48am

Using Java 5 language features in earlier JDKs

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News

Java 5 added a number of powerful language features: generics, enumerations, annotations, autoboxing, and the enhanced for loop. Even if you're stuck on JDK 1.4, you can still use generics. Use Java and theory to learn how.

What it’s really like to switch from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

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Ubuntu

There have been a lot of speculation over where the next ‘how to’ article would come from. Would it be a how to switch to OS2 article? Who would write it and where would it come from? I’ve decided to take on the task with this (tongue-in-cheek) look at switching from Ubuntu to Windows Vista.

Firefox 2.0.0.3/1.5.0.11 on their way to fix regressions

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Moz/FF

Due to four regressions identified in the latest Firefox 2.0.0.2/1.5.0.10 updates released a few day ago, Mozilla is already planning very quick 2.0.0.3/1.5/0/11 releases probably next week.

Make invoices easy with Simple Invoices

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HowTos

Linux users can choose from several big, bulky financial packages to manage their finances, but what about consultants and freelancers who just need to whip out a few basic invoices by the end of the month? For that niche, Simple Invoices, a Web-based, GPLed invoicing system, is a winner for folks with a bit of tech savvy.

Novell makes ODF-OOXML translator available

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SUSE

Novell has released for download an Open XML translator that allows users to open and save Microsoft Office Open XML-formatted word-processing documents in OpenOffice.

Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0-LiveCD-r1 Released

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Linux

I am pleased to announce the first revision for the Bluewhite64 11.0-LiveCD.

This release uses the AuFS (another unionfs - great stability and features) along the Linux kernel version 2.6.20.1. Also, includes NTFS read/write support (ntfs-3g), DigiKam-0.9.0 for digital photo management, slackpkg-2.09 and qtswaret-0.1.5.3 for package management, and much more.

Puppy Linux 2.14: This Hound Has Teeth

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Linux
Reviews

Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux.

30 Days with Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Many people, daunted by Vista's hardware requirements and product activation issues, claim on various boards how they plan to "switch to Linux." We spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer.

Pain of the LVM and Fix

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HowTos

I have started to use LVM(2) and converted my system on lvm2 devices. I have noticed that I need to use initrd in order to boot up because all of my partitions were using lvm except /boot. I had 2 versions of debian-netsint on CD. I could boot up with them and with some debian kernel (2.6.8-2)installed from deb, but not the kernel I have complied (2.6.20). I got a kernel panic: missing root device and init: dev/console was missing.

Birmingham considers Linux extension

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Linux

Birmingham City Council is mulling an extension to its open-source software deployment, which was criticised last year for falling short of expectations.

Red Hat's JBoss bulks up developer stack

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Linux

Red Hat Inc's JBoss is seeking to expand its footprint upstream from runtime back to development. And although Red Hat is an Eclipse member, it's building up a parallel community of open source Eclipse-based tooling that will be hosted outside the Eclipse orbit.

Also: Red Hat Launches Operations in Mexico

Firefox percentage up to 14.2 at February

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Moz/FF

Like hungry puppies with sharp teeth, Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari Web browsers continue to chew and gnaw away at the juicy legs of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE).

Syncing magic with GCALDaemon

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HowTos

Need to sync data between Google Calendar (Gcal) and your desktop calendaring application? GCALDaemon, a nifty Java-based utility, provides two-way synchronization between Gcal and virtually any iCalendar-compatible application. Besides the ability to sync calendaring data, GCALDaemon can act as a Gmail notifier, and can pull your Gmail contacts via LDAP.

Configuring a Linux home internet gateway

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HowTos

My family is hooked on Windows. I’ve thought about trying to coerce them into switching to GNU/Linux, but the very thought of what I’d have to put up with for the next year just makes my head ache. I love Linux though, and so this opposition doesn’t stop me from wanting to setup a Linux machine at home. So I took the opportunity to replace my LinkSys router with a custom Linux router. In this article, I’d like to describe this process.

Use Windows but like Linux? No problem

I am a Linux fanboy through and through. I am also a realist and I know that at the moment over ninety percent of desktop computers use Windows. If you work with computers then there comes a time where you have no other choice but to use Windows. There is a way you can use Windows the same way you use Linux.

vtiger CRM 5.02 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a vtiger CRM 5.02 on an Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server. vtiger is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management solution built over LAMP stack and other third-party open source packages.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 5 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

The final Herd (alpha) release is now available from Ubuntu mirrors before the beta and release candidate versions of the upcoming 7.04 Feisty Fawn release. New in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn herd 5 is artwork improvements, X.Org 7.2, improved desktop effects support, and much more.

Screenshots @ Phoronix.

Nouveau Companion 15

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Software

This time the issue was delayed because I decided to visit the FOSDEM in Brussels where Marcheu held a talk about our project. Most of this issue deals with info I got there.

Dolphin Vs Konqueror Discussion Continues

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KDE

After my post about Dolphin’s move to kdebase several discussions and even flame wars were started. On dot.kde.org everything is even worse. With over 410 comments already the article is one of the most often commented ever.

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